Reassessing Security Priorities: The Mid-Year Shuffle

Early this year, we posted an overview of threats and technologies to look out for in 2020. But no one could have predicted what was to come in the months that followed, and now, organizations worldwide are re-evaluating their priorities—starting with cybersecurity. This Tuesday, Hitachi ID published “Top IT Budget Priorities Through 2020,” based on […]

Australia Steps Up National Cybersecurity

Sometimes the most dangerous enemies are the ones closest to home—and that’s exactly when cybersecurity needs to up its game. That’s the idea behind the Australian federal government’s brand-new $1.66 billion cybersecurity package, unveiled this morning, and positioned to, according to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, “track criminals in the darkest corners of the Internet to […]

The Concerning Risks Of Open Source Assessment Tools

It’s all around you, so you start to accept the risks. But just because open source software is everywhere doesn’t mean it’s the right choice for you and your organization. You’ve probably encountered it in your everyday life; with names like VLC Media Player, GIMP, and Audacity in the game, open source software (OSS) is […]

Hackers Vs. Hospitals: What You Need To Know

The novel coronavirus is giving cybercriminals a chance to restructure their attacks for vulnerable targets, and hospitals are at the top of the list. More specifically, they’re after patient data—and with an influx of new patients and healthcare organizations working at maximum capacity, the stakes are higher than ever. Across the nation, hospitals cope with […]

Bolstering Security For Small To Midsize Businesses

Public health isn’t the only thing at risk amid the COVID-19 pandemic. For cybercriminals capitalizing on the chaos, small to midsize businesses, or SMBs, are the perfect gambit: smaller firms are less likely to believe themselves an “attractive” target for cyberattacks, which leads them to slack on cybersecurity protections. It’s easy to be lulled into […]

The Way Forward For Pharmacies

The world of cybersecurity after COVID-19 is sure to be a changed one. Although organizations will certainly see large-scale changes in policy and performance, an industry is only as secure as its smallest entities. Nowhere is this more evident than large chain and local pharmacies, where cybersecurity experts have turned a critical eye on pharmacy […]

Rural Hospital Responds to Ransomware

Having a backup plan doesn’t just keep you up to code; it also ensures that you can continue providing the service your clients have come to expect. A few weeks ago, we examined the attack on Premier Family Medical and what they did to ensure they were able to continue operating as usual. Today, we […]

Addressing Federal Cybersecurity Shortcomings

Nowadays, the biggest stories about cybersecurity breaches tend to concern major companies like Facebook, Marriott, and Capital One. But what you may not realize is that now more than ever, government agencies are a popular target for crippling cyber attacks. According to the U.S. Conference of Mayors, more than 170 government systems have suffered the […]

Key Takeaways from RSA 2015

RSA 2015 drew more than 28,000 security-minded people to its latest week-long conference in San Francisco. The key takeaways from the discussions, workshops, and keynotes were highlighted by the tech, business, and mainstream press. The Associated Press coverage pointed out that attending RSA is a particularly sobering experience for those not involved in the security […]

PCI DSS 3.0: Are You In Compliance Yet?

The new Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard 3.0 (PCI DSS 3.0) that went into effect on January 1 contains significant changes.  Some of the requirements will remain suggested best practices until July 1, 2015. After that, they too become mandatory. PCI 3.0 will have the greatest impact on e-commerce merchants who partner with third […]